Engebret Larsen was born about 1759, in Bærum, Akershus, Norway. He married Marie Nielsdatter on 14 November 1822, in Neskollen, Nes, Akershus, Norway.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nels, Niels, Sven, Thor, Knud, Nils, Per, Jorgen, Alf, Bjorn.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Lars, an equivalent of Lawrence . This is also an Americanized form of the cognate Larssen. Compare Larson 1, Larrison , and Lawson 2.